Lindsay put her arms up; so I could lift her up. I was smiling at her much she looks like me; expect she got her daddy’s dark brown curly hair. But my icy blue eyes; just like Amber. Expect she
isn’t my kid. But I still love her as much as anyone else does; one day she might find out; or we could lie to her for the rest of our lives. Princess is 15 years old. We got her when Lynds and I
we’re 5. And now we’re twenty. Prince Charming is her twin. So they go outside and do their cats stuff together at night.
I placed Lindsay on my hip and we walked up to the porch were Lyndsey was doing baby talk to Star. Now it’s gonna be confusing. “Her middle name is Hope too.” Summer and Dream came up and smiled
“Who is she momma?” “Your new little sister.” “Aw, can we go play in the sand box with Amber, Emma, and Jake?” “Sure girls. Your daddy should be back soon.” I smiled at Lyndsey. You can tell
raising three kids is tough on her at the age of twenty and now this. But it’s January 10th. And it’s 70 degrees out; that’s North Carolina for you. They are all almost three; Emma and Jake are
“I can’t believe they are almost three.” I said to the girls “Me either, it feels like yesterday Emma and Jake were a baby.” “And now I got Caitlyn, who is just a good little baby.” I smiled,
“Courtney is too.” “If you don’t mind me asking how did you come up with Courtney?” Ally asked her, and then Lyndsey looked at me; “Starry, remember Courtney Lane?” Ah, she was our best friend
since before we were born. And then we lost contact after 15 years of friendship when we moved over here to Roxboro. “Yeah, how can I not.” “Who is Courtney?” Ally asked again, “Our best friend
since before we were born; and before we moved over here.” I said smiling about all the fun times. “Oh she’s the girl in all those pictures?” We nodded and laughed. “I wonder if she’s online
right now.” Lyndsey said putting Star in the baby swing and going to get her old lab-top; it’s for outside use.
All this talk about Courtney made me miss her even more. So here I am signing on my old IM account and sure enough she is so I sent her an IM:
Lyndseyloo: Hey Court!
Courtneyloo: Hey Lynds!
Lyndseyloo: how have you been?
Courtneyloo: good, I’ve missed you and Starry
Lyndseyloo: we missed you too. You still live in NC?
Courtneyloo: Yeah, Roxboro. It’s an amazing city
Lyndseyloo: Yeah I know. Been here for five years J
Courtneyloo: Awesome, Starry too?
Lyndseyloo: Oh yeah, you married? Got kids?
Courtneyloo: Yeah, Married Jacob Black. Three kids: Lindsay 3, Tara*Star 2, Austin 9 months old. You?
Lyndseyloo: Yup, Married Blake Wakefield. Three kids that I had and one that we adopted: Summer and Dream 3 (in 8 days), Courtney 1, and Star that is 9 months old.
Courtneyloo: what about starry?
Lyndseyloo: Her husband had a baby with another woman; but she claims him. Married: Mike Campbell, Amber 3(8 days), Lindsay 1, and they adopted a boy name Nick who’s 13.
Courtneyloo: Aw, we should so hang out soon. And by the way Lindsay birthday is in 8 days as well and then she’ll be three.
Lyndseyloo: this Saturday?
Courtneyloo: I’ll check with my husband and call you. What is your number?
Courtneyloo: Okay, call ya tonight! Love ya’ll!
Lyndseyloo: love you too!
Courtneyloo has signed off
“She’s married Jacob Black.” I said frowning; he was my boyfriend 11-14. He’s a creep. Or he was. But I always knew they’d be perfect. “She has three kids, Lindsay, Tara*Star, and Austin” “Aw, I
can’t wait to meet them.” “This weekend hopefully.” “I’ll be here.” “Man, I wanted to meet them; but we’re going out of town.” Ally said. Trace, Blake, Mike, and Nick was walking up the driveway
now. Summer and Dream went running to Blake’s open arms and he lifted them up off the ground. He was smiling and laughing; and so were they. “Hello my sweet love.” I smiled at him, as Courtney made
her way to him. “Why hello Courtney!” “Daddy!” First word she said was “ma.” First clear word daddy, then mama. I’m okay with it and so is he.
We love all of our kids; he hates that none of them looks like him; with the eyes and hair. But Star has Baby blue eyes, and dark brown hair. So she looks like him. “We might be having company this
weekend.” I said feeding Star her bottle. “An old friend of Starry & me.” “Oh okay, I’m fine with it.”
Blake and Mike were cooking hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill. And their car pulled up; Starry and I were so happy. Courtney stepped out and helped her kids out and handed Austin to Jacob.
Courtney has always had long beautiful curly strawberry blonde hair with green eyes. She hugged us both; we were acting like teenagers again. “We missed you Court!” Jacob saw me and smiled, he gave
me a hug with little Austin. I’m guessing Lindsay and Tara*Star are the little girls hiding behind their mom. “Lindsay and Tara this is Lyndsey and Star, my old school buddies.” She said smiling,
“Hey, we’re not that old!” They looked just like their momma did. Summer & Dream came walking up, “Court, this girl right here is summer. And then this is Dream.” They smiled at her; and then
saw Tara and Lindsay, “Hi, wanna go play with Amber and us?” “Sure, can we momma?” She nodded. “Amber is that one.” Starry pointed out, “This is Austin and of course you know Jake.” “He goes by
Jake now?” I said forming a smile. “Blake this is my best friend, Courtney, Courtney my husband Blake, and her husband Mike.” They smiled, “And Jacob this is Blake and Mike.” The men went to
talking and we went to the kids. “Court, this is Courtney.” I said as Courtney and Lindsay quit playing with their toys to smile. “This is Star.” “Nick is over there watching over the little
girls.” Starry added smiling; she really likes him. He helps out a lot.
We ate; talked; watched movies; did what we use to do. Expect there are men here and our own kids. We use to dream of what life would be like; and trust me this is not how we dreamed it. Dream is
already a dreamer; and I love that about her! They had to leave, we said our good-byes. And I have a feeling that this is gonna be a weekly thing! Mike & Nick carried Amber and Lindsay in the
house, ‘Night Lynds.” ‘Night Starry.” We hugged and off they went. Blake and I carried our kids in.
Lives for these kids are flying by. Before I know it they’ll be 18 and out of the house. I don’t wanna see that day came. I love my daddy’s girl and momma’s boy. Actually Jake will goes to anybody.
He’s just that kind of boy. “So they lost contact with Court?” I said asking Ally as we put Caitlyn down in bed. “Yeah, they sounded really close.” “They were, our families were best friends since
elementary school, and never lost touch until my parents spilt.” “Lynds & Star seemed so happy when they talked to her. I haven’t seen them that happy since they found out you were alive.”
Tears came in her eyes, “Ally, its okay.” She hugged me tight; I wiped away her tears and kissed her lips. “Ah, I want an ice cream float.” I got up and got two. Since that now sounds good. “I love
you Trace.” “And I love you more than all the stars in the sky Ally.” “Does Starry still write?” She asked me, “I don’t know to be honest.”
Starry has always wanted to be a writer; she has always loved writing; so did Lyndsey. But I guess their plans had changed. I mean I wanted to be a lawyer, which is why I’m now in college for
it. I’m getting my degree next week though. Between that, working, and my kids. We never have time for ourselves anymore. But I guess its okay; since I’m gonna be bringing in more money than now.
LawSchool was easier than college; but all of us Summerland’s are smart.
Ally fell asleep after she ate her ice cream so I carried her up to her room, and went down in the basement and looked in my box of pictures. Holly & me, my sisters other best friends, we went
on two dates, but it felt weird, she’s my age. So we were best friends until Starry and Lyndsey were born. Then I found the picture of two years old me holding Starry and my brother was holding
Lyndsey. I have always loved Starry & Lyndsey.
Sassy came down the steps and licked my face. She’s four years old soon. I love her so much; just as much as my love for my wife & kids, I’m twenty-two years old. Never thought I’d see the day
that I would have three kids at the age of 22. But I guess life changes all the time. I mean I could be dead; watching them from above. I’m glad I’m not though; I’d of missed out on them growing
up. And Starry & Lyndsey first kids.
I rubbed Sassy some more and then we went up to our bedroom she jumped on the bed and fell asleep in-between me and Ally. She loves doing this. Ally wants a little dog; tomorrow we’ll go find her a
little dog. I think she wants a yorkie or something. I just want my wife to be happy. Sassy sighed and then rolled up on her belly for me to rub her while she fell into a deep sleep. My wife, kids,
and dog are all spoiled and yet I love this!
The boys put the girls down in their bed and we’re all in the living room watching TV; we already talked about it and he calls us momma and dad. “Momma, you need anything to drink?” I was in the
mood for vodka, no I don’t drink much. “I’ll get what I want.” “Ah, you’re in the mood for a drink?” “No, I’m underage.” For another year that is. I just went and got a soda and handed Mike his
bottle of beer, one bottle per a week. He isn’t gonna be a drunk. He’s okay with it. “Can I check my email?” ”Sure, the family computer is down the hall.” “Starry, sometimes I forget that your only
twenty. “Ah, me too.” “I love you Starry.” “I love you too Mike, you’re the best.” “I didn’t know Jake was Lyndsey’s ex.” “Yeah they dated for three years.” “He told us; he’s glad that she
has married Blake.” Yeah, me too. He’s an awesome guy. “And I didn’t know that she was raped.” “Yeah, we don’t like talking about it.”
We were just talking about random things when my phone rang: Caller ID: Holly. “Hello?” “Starry is that you?” “If this is Holly then yes.” “Yeah, it’s me.” “How are you?!” “Pregnant for the fourth
time.” “Ah, who did you married?” “Nick Summerlyn.” “Knew you would.” “Starr, you still lives in North Carolina?” “Yeah, Roxboro.” “Get Trace, and Lynds at your place next weekend, and Court. If
you don’t mind, having a cook out?” “For you, no way! Next Saturday four PM?” “Sounds good, I’ll be there!” “Another old friend, Star?” “Yeah, she’s Trace’s age.”
We’re all at the house, including Holly, and her daughters Jessie 4, Nicole 3, and Lindsey is 2. Holly hasn’t changed a bit, Trace smiled when he saw her and Courtney. He hugged Holly and smiled at
Ally, “This is Holly an old friend of mine.” Ally looked a little suspicious. “They went on two dates; mine and Lynds fault. They are best friends, besides us girls.” She smiled at that and her and
Holly hit it off like that. Holly, Adam, and her kids lives in Oklahoma.
The time we spent together flew by to fast, Blake never was mad that Lyndsey never told him that she dated Jacob. She is kind of ashamed of it. He was a creep back then. Now he’s a good dad and
husband to Courtney. I love them to death. They are so amazing! “Starry, we must go.” Holly said, she hugged me, then Lynds, then Court, then Trace. “Nice to meet you Ally. I’m glad Trace has found
an awesome girl like you.” Ally blushed. “Thanks you Holly. You’re welcome here anytime.” Ally said, “Yeah anytime!” We agreed. They left and so did Courtney. So it just us three families. “Holly
and Courtney seems nice.” “They are. And they’re amazing.” “Trace how come you never told me?” “We swore we wouldn’t tell nobody, we’re just friends. I love you and only you.” “What about
us?!” Lyndsey and I said, “As my wife. You’re my best sisters ever!” We smiled at that!
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